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Alternative Energy Fundamentals

Energy systems play a critical role in everyday life. This lab-based course will serve as an introduction to alternative energy systems. Students will study key concepts, terminology, and definitions used by all energy systems, as well as typical energy consumption patterns and their environmental and economic consequences. In addition, alternative energy sources will be studied […]

Introduction to Meteorology

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of weather and climate. Topics include: observing weather; physical properties and processes of the atmosphere; weather systems; hazardous weather (thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes); basics of forecasting; clouds; air pollution; climate change. The lab component consists of group exercises, hands-on experiments, and use of the Internet to explore […]

Astronomy and Space

This is an introductory course designed to acquaint students with the complexities of the universe. The theoretical portion of the course is divided into four topics: The history of astronomy and telescopes; the planets and moons of our solar system; the birth, life, and death of stars; and galaxies and the large scale structure of […]